Texas and Florida have Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines for distributing the vaccine, choosing to focus more on vaccinating vulnerable people.
Texas announced it would break it on Monday CDC Advice on who should be vaccinated in the early stages of vaccination. After CDC Nursing Home residents and health workers, states should give priority to the elderly and workers who are considered essential in areas such as agriculture and education.
While Texas is still in the early stages of vaccination for healthcare and long-term care facilities, it will prioritize those most vulnerable to COVID-19 as it moves to the next stage in a few weeks.
“The State of Texas will prioritize the next phase of vaccination for those at high risk of serious illness and death from COVID-19,” the Texas Department of Health and Human Services said. News release. “More than 70 percent of COVID-19 deaths in Texas occur in people 65 and over, and scientific evidence shows that people of any age with certain medical conditions are at higher risk of hospitalization and death if infected with COVID-19.”
“The state is currently in Phase 1A of the vaccine distribution, which includes long-term care facilities and frontline health workers. With 1.9 million Texans in those groups, it will be at least a few weeks before the transition to Phase 1B,” the release continued. The size and priority of vaccination depends on the population. “
The Florida government announced that Ron Desantis would adopt a similar vaccination program, giving priority to those who could be infected with the virus before moving on to other populations.
“Our vaccines are going to target high-risk areas, and that’s our aging population,” the Republican governor told a news conference Tuesday. Fox13. “We are not going to project younger, healthier workers than our older, vulnerable population.”
On Monday, Desantis suggested that when the first batch of vaccines arrived in his state, he would break with the CDC’s advice.
“This is a very important thing, and it means a lot to me that we put our parents and grandparents first,” Desantis said. “You can take a 25-year-old companion anywhere in Florida and ask, ‘Do you have a vaccine for me or should we give it to this 70-year-old man?’ 9/10 I think they will say, ‘Give it to grandparents. Give it to your parents.’ “
The CDC The controversy erupted earlier this week after guidelines were issued that a person’s race should be taken into account when deciding whether to be vaccinated. The federal government insisted that minority communities severely affected by the virus should be given priority over white communities. According to the Daily Wire:
Minority communities – especially black and Hispanic communities – are severely affected by the corona virus novel that causes COVID-19, and are more likely to be hospitalized with the virus and three times more likely to die as a result. Summer Studies Monitor how the virus spreads in selected parts of the United States.
There are many reasons for inequalities, including low access to quality health care in minority communities and urban centers, and pre-existing health conditions and a high percentage of community members that directly affect how patients can recover from the virus. Those who work in service-oriented industries that are considered “essential” during epidemics.
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